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Our Community Commitment

Commitment to Our Community

We believe in making any investment that we can make in the community, through hands-on service or financial support, improves the success of the community, and thereby the success of the bank. The Board of directors has established a goal of investing 10% of the bank’s net income each year in the San Luis Valley community endeavors. The board believes this is a key part of the bank’s effort to fulfill its mission statement.

Financial Support

Over the past 10 years, we have invested over $1,900,000.00 to our local organizations and community events.

Scholarships

We offer scholarships to both Adams State University and Trinidad State Junior College (Valley Campus), to qualified candidates. Applications are available at each campus and completed forms must be returned directly to the institution.

Eligibility Requirements:

The student, student’s parents, or student’s grandparents must be members of San Luis Valley Federal Bank for at least 12 months. Must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 for the scholarship to be renewed.

 

Adams State University

Financial Aid – Suite 3030

208 Edgemont Blvd

Alamosa, CO 81101

719-587-7306

Trinidad State Junior College – Valley Campus

1011 Main Street

Alamosa, CO 81101

719-589-7000

 

 

Spirit of Giving

A Member Directed Donation Program
The Spirit of Giving program started in 1999. Our members may cast one vote per account to designate a share of the $30,000 to be donated to their favorite SLV community non-profit organization. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, votes are collected. We strongly believe in this program and cherish the participation that it brings to our community. It is inspiring to see our customers vote and cheer on their favorite non-profit organization.

To learn more please visit our Spirit of Giving page.

We Care, We Share

An Employee Directed Donation Program

While this program is similar to Spirit of Giving, rather than member directed it is instead directed by our employees. A total of $74,500 has been given back to our local community since this program started in 2015. Each employee selects a local SLV non-profit to receive a contribution of $250 as part of our community investment program. In 2019 45 different non-profit organizations received a portion of the donation.  We appreciate the hard work these non-profit organizations do for our community. By supporting these local organizations, we hope to help our community grow and prosper.

Update for the 2020 We Care, We Share program

The money that had been set aside for 2020 We Care, We Share program was moved to support the community that has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. We plan to bring this program back in 2021!

 

 

BOCES Educator of the Year

Starting in 2012, we paired up with SLV BOCES to recognize outstanding teachers from each SLV school district. Every year each SLV school district and SLV BOCES selects one teacher from each district to be nominated for the Educator of the Year. Each nominee receives a cash award and Certificate of Recognition from San Luis Valley Federal Bank.


Community Involvement

July 4th Firework Show

Since 1997 we have partnered with the City of Alamosa to sponsor a free firework show at the Alamosa Fair Grounds.  Some of the bank’s staff are part of the licensed pyrotechnic team that puts on the show.

Monte Vista Ski-Hi Stampede

Each year we support Colorado’s oldest professional rodeo by sponsoring the Specialty Entertainment Act. This July event is the largest community event for the year in the San Luis Valley

Civic Involvement

Our staff is involved in numerous clubs, boards, non-profits, events, charities, schools, and churches. They volunteer hundreds of hours each year to these important community groups.

Sponsorships

San Luis Valley Federal Bank support various events and organizations throughout the San Luis Valley.


Donation Requests

The purpose of the San Luis Valley Federal Bank’s donation program is to:

  • Improve community welfare.
  • Enhance economic development and job creation.
  • Provide benefits to members of the Bank.
  • Enhance public relations for the Bank.
  • Attract new members to the Bank.

If your donation request matches any of the above criteria, please fill out the following form

Donation Request Form